5 Things Transgender Youth Need

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Medical Care: Youth whose gender identity is established at an early age need access to counseling and hormone blockers, and if puberty has already begun, teens require cross-hormone therapy. Contact the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, the association of medical providers who specialize in treating transgender people, for referrals.

Much of the literature about how to best serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth lumps them all together. Although these youth face similar struggles and challenges, transgender (or gender non-conforming) youth require special services to ensure they feel safe and included. Learn more about best practices to specifically serve transgender youth.

More on Serving Transgender Youth

Ask NCFY: Meeting the Needs of Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth

New York City's New Guide to Working With Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth

Research Roundup: Helping Transgender Youth Access Community Services

9-5 pm Eastern